Internally displaced Ivorians in urgent need of adequate shelters

Displaced Ivorians are shown at their camp in Duékoué, in the western Moyen-Cavally region of Côte d'Ivoire.

Thousands of people who were forced to flee their homes following post election violence in Côte d'Ivoire continue to live in poor conditions.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says the number of displaced people has fallen to about 26,000 from its peak of 600,000 during the height of the political conflict between former President Laurent Gbagbo and President Alassane Ouattara.

But many of these people are in urgent need of adequate shelter.

Jemini Pandya from the IOM says their plight worsened during the monsoon season.

(Duration 25″)

IOM currently hosts 17,000 people in the country's western region of Moyen Cavally.

They're asking for funds to respond to the crisis…just 10 percent of the $41 million appeal has been met so far by donors.

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